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this number came from but you look at it and we added 600,000 jobs in the government sector in august and september which is the largest number we have had since the study has been done, 600,000 jobs. in september, household employment added 780,000 jobs. that's the highest since 1983. i have been reviewing bigs all week, some dozen businesses. no one is stronger than they were in the third quarter than in the 2nd quarter. we have been told there are needed 150,000 to 200,000 to stay even. the last two months we have gone from 83 to 81, and now we are changing the household number assumptions. i don't know what the right number is, but i will tell you these numbers don't spell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> what do you think happened? >> i honestly don't know. maybe we got the wrong measurement. maybe we should have been talking about 83 and 85 and 86 and maybe we should have 150,000 to hold even as a benchmark but every economist this morning predicted roughly 90 to 20 -- 120,000 and 8.3 unemployment. >> the lowest number of unemployment numbers of any
with this -- a lot of people would disagree with it -- let's get the government out of your life as much as possible, less taxes, less regulation, less government spending. the second thing romney did, which was really important, he said, look, i have a history of bipartisan cooperation. i worked with democrats. i did this in massachusetts. if you talk to democrats in massachusetts, they say romney was a very good governor, that they could work with him. maybe obama saw this because the significance of the last 3 1/2 years in the obama presidency is there was never cooperation or rarely cooperation. no or very few bipartisan agreements. the only time they did something was when they brought joe biden in to negotiate with the republicans. so maybe obama sensed that. but i don't know -- it's worthy to investigate. >> sean: yeah. one theory i have, i want to ask you one more question about your theory. i would argue, $6 trilon in debt, very hard to explain away. i would argue that, you know when 2012 economically is worse than 2011, which was worse than 2010, unemployment in 2012, fewer jobs in this ye
not happen and no need to send them out and if you as a defense contractor gets sue the federal government will cover your costs. >> incredibly dangerous precedent and outrageous concept and i will do everything in my power to make sure not one penny of taxpayer money is used toy are imburse a private contractor from fulfilling the the letters were sent to 15 contractors and advising them to follow the law ask warn them they may put their cutches in legal and familiar jeopardy. >> that is it a tough spot for defense contractors to be in. they are stuck between the white house and. >> there is great tension. they worry about firing key people. and the businesses may be affected. a small contractor said he feelsb ligated to tell them they may lose their jobs. >> we have some of the best people in the country working for us and they come in every day wanting to do good and design the systems that they need . but it is challenging for them. you know when they sit around the kitchen table at night and say honey, what is going to happen? it is tough because they don't upon. >> senior administrat
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be that the government is encouraging them not to. it could be that that they just have concluded that they would make such a presence if they went in, that they could become a sizable target. i just don't know. i think it's unfortunate that they've not been able to get into the crime scene. >> greta: you know, i've always been on the outside. it's very different on the outside than the inside. i'm curious if you have any sort of thought why the administration went out with the youtube video theory to begin with, because on the outside, it's 9/11, it's americans in a hostile environment, and on our territory, a consulate in libya, yet they went out with the youtube and they stuck with it for so many days. you know, even without the ability of intelligence, i would have at least couched it differently. >> well, you're quite right. they made a terrible mistake. i think what they did was, you know, hope springs eternal. they wanted it to be the youtube and they -- it was much more convenient from the administration's standpoint to have it be the film that nobody's seen. and yet it demonstrated such serio
15-minute segments. the first three on the economy. then healthcare. then the role of government. and finally governing. president obama will go first. won the coin toss. governor romney will have the last word. organizers say they decided that and today we got a preview of the game plan from both sides here on fox news channel. starting with the president's campaign. >> well, we're overcoming what was the worst recession since the great depression. we have made a lot of progress. we are losing 800,000 jobs a month. obviously we have created 5 million jobs. he will talk about the progress we have made and lay out a road map to create good paying sustainable jobs for the middle class. >> we have seen record unemployment for 43 consecutive months. 47 million americans on food stamps. one in six in poverty. if that's progress i hate to see what the next four years look like. >> shepard: well, as i mentioned, the president and governor romney will probably be speaking to the biggest tv audience of the campaign. four years ago on this night, 52 million americans watched the first pres
the chaos. stewart, an honest and smart liberal person. he believes the federal government should directly help americans who can't or won't help themselves. stewart supports an antistate -- nanny state where everyone is provided live necessary knits and economic outcomes are guaranteed. i disagree with that not because of the intent. the intent is noble. but simply because it's impossible. the constitution provides americans protection so they can pursue happiness. but the founding fathers did not guarantee happiness or material well-being. if you try do that, you will bankrupt the nation. and that's what's happening right now with the growing $16 trillion debt. stewart and i previewed what we'll all be voting on come november 6. do you want a nanny state or do you want a self-reliant nation? that's what's at stake in this election. now, the left wing press not going to tell you that. it portrays president obama as a moderate. the right wing media says he's a socialist, a communist, bents on destroying traditional america. but stewart and i pinpointed the real situation. nanny state versu
to double down on defending big bird. after romney's debate promise to cut government programs like public broadcasting, the alternative is borrowing more money from china. >> elmo, has been seen in a white suburban. driving for border. oscar is hiding out in the trash can. cracking down on him. >> in what may be a sign of brutal attacks ahead, the president is out with a new adadlinking romney to slew of criminals, from bernie madoff to ken lay. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, menace to the economy. romney knows it's not wall street to worry about. it's "sesame street." >> at a rally at ohio state, entertainer will i. am warmed up the crowd with a familiar song. ♪ republicans today rolled out another star of "sesame street," count to add up since last week's debate, the president now talked about that show 13 times. not mentioning libya or specific plan to fix the economy. ann romney said she is fed up with the charge her husband lied to victory. >> like in sand box that lost the game and kick sand in someone's face and say you liar. now they lost. okay, the game, we didn't like t
are working with the libyan government. we are expecting's brand new report on the economy that could have a major affect on the presidential race . the labor department will release the september jobs report. unemployment rate expected to inch up . it has been above 8 percent for the last 42 months straight. today's report will be the second for the election . a new warning this morning. cvc said the outbreak of deadly form of menigitus is. six states and leaving five people dead . it is link would to a steroid commonly used for back pain . it health officials suspect that bacteria was in the steroid and which is now recalled. the drug maker surrendered its license. darrell hannah making a splash in jail when she was protesting the key tone pipe line. the two stood in front of ground clearing equipment. both were charged with criminal trespassing and those are your headlines. brian went off to heat cooling for the day. >> steve: fantastic. there he is. that is just like in your fancy hotels . we have a thermostat. >> gretchen: 20 gets it back up to 69. >> brian: i will get funding. >> ste
. >> well, i felt for governor romney the moment he used the line trickle down government. that's a phrase hadn't used before. you saw instantly people started retweeting it and picking up on it legitimate break through moment in describing the president's philosophy and even this next day governor romney started using that on his speech. >> interesting. nick, let's play it for viewers in case they missed it. >> the president has a view s.e. very similar to the view he had four years ago that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> you like that because it's a catchy phrase? >> no. it's more than just a catchy phrase though. that's more than a scripted line. in a nutshell it synopsized how governor romney feels about the president's philosophy on government. the fact that he used it the next day in his stump speech and probably use it going forward means it has resonance and catching on with the base. >> nic, you are presidential historian, how do you describe his lacklust
to the f.b.i.. what happened. >> john: what is so secret. >> limited government. >> you say limited government. what kind are you talking about. can you be specific? >> yes, i can list cuts. >> would you cut defense? >> i would cut defense. >> so you are soft on defense? >> i know how i should answer the questions but under pressure it's hard. >> john: go back to the clinton days. my instinct is to answer the question that is asked but consultants to say don't. >> you are still answering my questions but most of the time you want to be delivering your message. >> they say sarah palin was good at that. >> governor palin answered the questions on her terms. >> that is not so. but because that is just a quick answer. i wanted to talk about, again, my lord on energy. >> she was able to pivot most of the questions on to ground that she was comfortable in handling the questions is on. >> john: they kept grilling. >> you think colleges are stupid. don't you think college is stupid is an irresponsible remark to make? >> no. for some people college is stupid. >> now they are going to make a
, of course, the reality of governance and the reality of what he was able to do and what he really wanted to do and what his priorities were didn't necessarily match up with the rhetoric of 2008. so they may be feeling a little disillusioned. the other thing is democrats who think that mitt romney stinks and is a terrible candidate, and the republicans are absolute cuckoo birds. the fact that romney could box the president's ears on wednesday, that mitt romney could beat him probably doesn't do much to make people feel good about the way their candidate's odds are. megyn: yeah. it's led to even the new yorker, which is not exactly a right-leaning publication, we got a sneak peek of their cover, and it shows romney behind his lectern, and he's arguing against the empty chair, the title will be "one-on-one," we're told. if any event, it's just one indication of where this election may stand as of today anyway. chris, thank you. >> you bet. megyn: well, the enthusiasm polling is only one of a dramatic series of surveys in the last 48 hours. we will speak with a university of colorado profess
'll hear the latest number of the obama administration to step down in yet another government spending scandal. bill: a mid-air scare of the wrong kind. what if your seat comes loose? listen. >> we want the airline to succeed. the bottom line is that management isn't make the right decisions the airline can't succeed. bill: what is he saying? could this have something to do with a union dispute? bill: a peanut butter recall expanding. whole foods, target and stop and shop pulling several grand from their shelves after salmonella-related illnesses were linked to peanut butter sold at trader joe's. martha: a top obama appointee is out of a job after a report blasting his agency's $6 million conference tab. including this spoof of a hollywood classic. >> one of the worst mistakes you can make in carrying out your mission is getting the idea in your head that stability is a virtue. stability is not a virtue it's a trap. it means you are holding your own. it means you are standing still. martha: acting ratings aside. doug mcelway joins us from washington. we are hearing that film which was
. >> heather, good morning to you and everybody. tomorrow morning, we get the government's jobs report for september. we are expected 130,000 created and added. this is the number you are looking at. we found out 162,000 private jobs were added, stronger than expected. it is a good sign leading into tomorrow. keep in mind anything under 200,000 is not enough to make a dent in the unemployment picture. also in recent months two reports were consistent with each other and moved in the right direction. >> a lot of economist said we need 200,000 to 300,000 jobs a month to get back where we were before. unemployment dropped ins and that is usually a good sign. >> we told you the national unemployment fell because people dropped out of the work force entirely. here is the local picture. unemployment fell in 90 percent of large cities in the country in the month of august. that's the most in four months. it is dropping because of folks are dropping out of actively looking for work. >> what about the new economic poll. >> in the debate. most people agree mitt romney has the economic edge. 49 p
survey it's called services and government is about 150,000 there is a lot of volatility. people going around saying this hasn't happened in 30 years. >> bill: in your opinion though, there are more jobs being added pushed from full time into part time. they are younger, less educated. unskilled. lower paying. >> if you are working part time you come off the unemployment rolls, that goes into the unemployment rate. that's a legitimate thing to talk about this is important. 14.7% unemployment when you include the marginally attached to the workforce. that is precisely the same number as the previous month. >> 14.7 when you say the people who don't have full-time jobs. >> >> don't have full-time jobs who have given up looking. >> do you know what i think is even more important than that? that income, household median income is now $5,000 since the president has been in office. because whether you have rising gas prices, rising health insurance prices, rising almost everything prices, all right, and then your income is going down because there aren't a lot of jobs and employers can say ta
and the role of government. with mitt romney taking some sharp shots at the president's record these past four years. >> we're seeing right now is, in my view, a trickle down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and that's not working the. proof of that is 23 million people out of work and the proof one out of six people in poverty, the proof 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps the proof of that 50% of college graduates this year can't find work. >> paul: there's little doubt romney's commander performance helped the g.o.p. ticket. the question is, how much? let's ask wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, mary anna stacia o'grady and kim strassel. dan, how important was this debate for mitt romney's candidacy. >> it was not only very important for mitt romney's candidacy, paul, it was very important for us. i think he both rescued his candidacy and rescued the election. and quite honestly, the election to this point was kind of boring. it was boring because both candidates in
governing. >> big maher -- bill moore. said it was like michael jackson on tranquilizers. >> you know what andrew called it a disaster. >> i think he will do quite well in the next two debates so if he did quite fine off the cuff but he doesn't get the hard questions. >> four minutes more speaking time during than 90 minutes than mitt romney did and he made far fewer points or punches. >> you are asking this part of the press to comment. i got to tell you it was not the best. i also have to say that part of it, i think, he didn't -- we always say you invite the person in your living room for the next four years. in the baltimore sun also said that mitt romney won the debate because he talked a little bit about his personal journey. the president didn't talk about that at all. >> jon: next on news watch, was the president's poor showing the fault of the debate's moderator. >> middle next have been buried. they have been crushed. >> the media gave mitt romney high marks for debate performance. how does the media rate the job of the moderator? that is next. for the spender who needs a little
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's government lacking ministers of defense. and they are responsible for the catching of four killers of four americans including ambassador chris stevens. >> debate turning into a verbal smack down in connecticut. >> linda has a plan on her website and as we recenttly learned it is lifted word for word from right wing republican sites. >> shame on you. you have just accused of pladgerizing my clients. it is beneath a congressman who is in congress or anybody running for the united states. you thought it was a coronation and now you are in a serious race with a serious woman and we resort to these kinds of policy. >> steve: the winner will replace joe leiberman. >> gretchen: a day of joy turns into a day of trag trag after a wedding reception becomes a brawl in philadelphia. watch this. guests from two different wedding reception began fighting in the bar. a 57 year old man dropped dead. he is believed to an uncle of one of the bride and she's seen running through the parking lott in her dress. >> ben afflect was driving in santa monica, california and side ciped the war and knocked off the m
. greece crumbles under entitlement, and you bloat government more? bam. all you need is facts. after that, obama probably shake his head. think of clooney. clooney will think of him. eva will want to cradle him. matt damon will sleek naked at the moon. yes, obama seeks sympathy. along with a hand sheikh. box for his things. maybe two. there is the nobel peace prize. we have andrea in denver, colorado, which is a state, i believe. there you are. >> andrea: the 57t 57th. >> greg: it is. in my mind, the focus has to be on libya, but this is all about domestic issues. are they going to change the format so we address the most important topic of the week or month or year? >> andrea: greg, unfortunately, i don't think so. if you look at the format now, it's all on the economy. if i were jim lerher i'd have more flexibility. it's dominating the headlines finally. if i'm romney, i'd bring it up in an answer. why? the economic security is tied to the national security. he has an opportunity, i think, to slip it in. question is, will he? >> greg: yes. will he slip it in? i'm not sure -- >> andrea:
have close ties to china's government. they deny any intention of spying. >>> the space tech dragon blasting off cape canaveral. headed to the international space station. take a look at this right here. it is bringing science equipment up here but more importantly is chocolate swirl ice cream for the iss crew. second launch of a dragon ship by the company space x. that is your 5@5:00. >>> we are now fewer than 30-days away from the presidential election. both president obama and mitt romney pulling out all of the stops. >> a few hours from now mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech. doug is live with more. >> good morning guys. good to see you all. it is the home stretch all signs of this race is really tightening up. the swing state advantage the president had early last week has now evaporated largely after romney's strong de late last week. his weekend crowds were among the largest of the campaign rallies today. >> i am not convinced you will have a chance to hear his answers or nonanswers. now of course days later we are hearing his excuses and next january we w
of the new book "here come the black helicopters: u.n. goble governance and loss of freedom," former clinton advisor dick morris. same biden who said he was going to raise taxes by a trillion dollars, 500,000 jobs a month are coming, and 2012 fewer jobs than 2011 fewer than 2010. is that the guy that's going to save the day? >> well, i think they should change the format, sean. instead of biden against ryan, it should be biden against biden. that way i think we'll get a fair exposition. this isn't two men auditioning for the job, even somebody judging as to whether biden deserves re-election. in this case, it's kind of like the spokesman for romney against the spokesman for obama. paul ryan is a uniquely articulate person with a uniquely profound understanding of what's going on in this country. i believe he's going to run rings around biden. i think that he will effectively close the case for romney. everybody's talking about how badly obama did in the debate. i'm talking about how great romney did. i think he explained his positions. he explained why taxing the rich won't work, because it'
10 letter that reads in part, quote, the u.s. government is not required to mediate any disagreements between the two parties of the blue mountain libya partnership. both parties must agree to change key personnel. the contract terms and conditions preclude subcontracting. there was no immediate response from blue mountain. k. to fox's request for comments. asked about the security dispute, the team told fox they would look into it further and i would note that july 10 letter said the state department was satisfied with the performance on security to date. bill? >> more report o'clock on this. i'm certain. thank you. >>> federal government now moving forward with a controversial multi million dollar deal to buy a prison in the state of illinois. the government had previously considered using that facility, the thompson correctional center, as an alternative to the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. the white house says that's not part of the plan anymore, but critics are not buying it. >> the concern is that the justice department, after the election, may very well move people from guant
down. >> i have one more. here you go. >> in my opinion, the government is not effective in bringing down the cost of almost anything. >> so funny. >> those were his poll numbers. >> that was a good one. i liked that. so now i had one as well. which i thought was kind of cute when he was talking about his boys and having the five sons and i thought this was kind of a cute moment and he brought in his family, which i thought worked very well for him. >> look, i got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it. but that is not the case. all right? i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> eric, that i thought was a really telling moment. he had a nice way to kind of artfully put it together and get the point. >> any parent out there knows what he was talk being. he probably gained a lot of that undecided parental vote that goes yeah, i know. i got the same thing. he really showed himself on a lot of levels. he showed himself on policy, he showed himself on likeability. his
survey as it's called of businesses and government is about 150,000. and the survey of households is about 50,000. so there is a lots of volatility. there are people saying, this hasn't happened in 30 years -- nonsense. e >> in your opinion, there are more jobs being added. but most of these jobs are part-time jobs itch they are part-timions, people who have been pushed from full time into part time. they're younger, less educated and unskilled so they for lower paying. >> so if you are working part time and you come off the unemployment roles that, goes into the unemployment rate. that's legitimate. >> that's an important thing to talk about and is reveal audio in the u6 labor thing. 14.7% unemployment when you include the so-called marge neal attached to the workforce. that's precisely the same number as the previous month. >> 14.7, when you say... the people who don't have full-time jobs -- >> don't have full-time jobs who arev giving up. >> what is more important than that, the household median income is down $5,000. because when you have rising gas price, rising health insu
will continue to provide health care. the social contract has changed now that the government is involved. some math, our average cost for employee last year was roughly $10,000 and that's going up to roughly $12,000. so the economics are straight forward. if we move to everybody off the company plan and moved to the exchanges, we would save $1 million a year, extrapolate that to a thousand employees -- >> greta: but the problem with it is that, even if you would like to keep them publicly owned company, even if you would like to keep them and on and pay that, if you are publicly honed, you have a fiduciary duty not to squander the mon i, that's a problem. >> have you one or two rough quarter, advertising and marking are the first to be cut. now it will be health care, going forward. mckenzie does did a study that estimated that 30% of companies, when asked, were considering moving people backs to the exchanges. so there is 150 million americans that receive health care from their employer. imagine 50 million people dumped on the exchanges. >> greta: let me get this -- let me ask you. 19% next
, for governance and development on their own. >> this is my second combat deployment to afghanistan and i just wish american people would understand there's a lot of people here that still believe in what we're doing out here and are willing to come back again and again to prove that point. >> and the other americans like matt and matt-- by the way, matt's wife will be here next week, she's a helicopter pilot with the marine attack helicopter squadron. she'll be here in country at that point. that kind of a commitment, that dedication, that courage is what it's going to take to win this war. and these americans believe it can be done and should be done. harris. >> harris: colonel north, before i let you go, i'm just curious about your own personal assessment of where things are for the young men and women and you saw him talking about it was multiple tours for him at this point. >> it's multiple tours and very serious injuries as you can see, and the marines,'s still a special operator and we were with his unit at this point in time just a few hours ago looking at these injuries you'd say this
is it the responsibility the federal government to go hire teachers for a local school board. your schools are your responsibility in your community. and in your state. and there's not one thing in the federal government constitution that says that the federal government ought to hire teachers for you, if you think you need more teachers, then you ought to hire them at your local level and let your school board decide who they are and what they teach. it wasn't just-- (applause) >> what the candidates said by the way that made the difference, i think it was their body language that spoke volumes. you're watching the split scene and see the difference. when mitt romney spoke to the president, he spoke to the president, looked at him. unfortunately the president never looked back and as you can see, through most of the debate, people who watched it, i think, were stunned to see the president seemingly unable, unwilling to even look at his opponent, mitt romney. he looked down, he looked around, i think he was look for the exit. i'm pretty sure that's what he was looking for, and praying that what he
. but the political solution hasn't moved. karzai's government is corrupt and the taliban is gaining strength. it is not a pretty picture what of the world in afghanistan would look like in 2014. >> the surge ended too soon and he did not listen to the people on the ground and the generals spoke up he was told to be director of the cia. >> steve: next up. the naked constitution . what is it and what do our founding fathers have to do with it? >> brian: and an industry that leans left but kid rock doesn't care. >> i believe it is okay to disagree on politics and the direction of the country without hating one another. >> brian: hear what the guy with a great hat had to say yesterday. ♪ ur former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ]
to the mexican government, but if they did get him, experts say that's a big victory. here is a form d. a. agent today on studio b, listen is a warning bell to every other cartel leader. these guys walk around with targets on their back. that's the strategy because if you're wondering about the next step you take outside, if you're going to be locked up or killed, you're less able to operate your illegal activities. >> remember, this is all coming from the mexican government, the u.s. state department and the d.e.a. still have not confirmed the death of the leader of the zeta cartel. >> shep: trace gallagher in los angeles. thanks. federal prosecutors say a major united states bank cost taxpayers millions and millions of dollars and now the government is suing that bank. the charge? mortgage fraud. executives say look out, feds, you're in for a fight. plus, five years ago today, the stock market hit record highs. a bit of a different story tonight as europe's money troubles cause more chaos in the streets. quite literally. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the
in government jobs, it is not enough to truly get us out of the hole we're in since how many jobs were lost since the so-called great recession began. we should be well north, of 200, even 300,000 has not been uncommon in recoverrys in the post. think of it as this way. think of a rubberband. the further back i pull it further it should come up. it has come up but nowhere near historically than where we expect it to go. president will take advantage. some are skeptical, maybe, maybe these household numbers will be revised significantly lower but after the election. jon: some people are also very cynical. they're going to say there must have been, the white house must have had its finger on the scale of the counting this time around. do they get involved at all in how these numbers are calculated? >> you know the bureau of labor statistics is a government agency. i'm not sure if they tweaked questioning of households when they ask a survey. but i do know it is extraordinarily fishy. i have a gut feeling it will be revised north of 8%. but that won't happen until we know who is in the white h
is it the responsibility of the federal government to hire teacher a local school board? your schools are your responsibility in your community and state. there is nothing in the federal constitution that said the federal government ought to hire teachers for you. if you think you need more teachers hire them in your local level and let your school board decide who they are and what they teach. it was not just what the cand date said that made the difference body language that spoke volumes. you can see the difference. mitt romney spoke to the president and looked at him. unfortunately, the president never looked back and as you can see through most of the debate people who watched it were stun tod see the president seemingly unable and unwilling tine look at his opponent mitt romney. he looked down and around. i think he was looking for the exit. i am pretty sure that is what he was looking at and is there a trap door somewhere down there? he could have used it and anyway quite a moment. romney set the debate high. can he stay on top in the next phase off. joining me is former communication's
to tell you the american people are engaged and if you think they want a government takeover of health care, i would respectfully submit you're not listening to them. >> so, will that experience help ryan thursday night? joining me now is presidential historian the author of the book "what does the president look like", jane, welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> clayton: what does paul ryan have to do. talking to huckabee about it. paul ryan can have a tendency to come off a little wonky and vice-president biden perhaps as a little folksy and flies off the handle with things off script. what do the two need to do to be effective. >> ryan needs to keep that momentum going and needs to explain their policies and their points of view in a very cheer, concise way, which you've heard him do in sound bites in different media interviews. biden, yes, needs to not make gaffe and make up for some of the mistakes his boss made last week, he needs to seem engaged. he needs to answer those hard questions without being defensive and so, they both have challenges going in, but it should ab really gre
if you lower the taxes, people have more money, they spend more money, the federal government takes in more. lou: it will is a result of the growth that it stimulates. but we have to put forward a very important caveat. this president has been in office ends 2009. he has not once performed at the tax code, has not once altered the direction of the tax, spending, and borrowing of the government. romney is talking about reversing all of that. truth is, megyn, without reducing spending and taking control of that deficit and this mountain of debt, there is no amount of taxation available to the most mystical and brilliant economists that would result in that. megyn: you have to question what that something is. they have very different visions. for the record, ronald reagan reduced taxes on the rich and revenues went up. lou: governor romney made it clear that he will work with the democrats. megyn: lou dobbs, thank you so much. the supreme court this week takes up a case that could do away with decades of affirmative action. we will look at this long-standing law and why one property ma
talk as about stimulus. talks about hiring more government workers. talks about the government making investments and of course he talks about raising taxes. vice president blurted out the truth today. they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that well kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: governor romney also driving home the notion he is for 100% of americans. really trying to walk back from the comments he made back in may about the 47%, martha. martha: john, so much of this as i said before, look at numbers, see headline numbers, so much comes down to the individual experience of what is going on in people's lives, when they walk into that voting booth, whether or not they people better off than they were four years ago. what is your sense on the ground in florida right now? >> reporter: well on the ground in florida, the economy is number one issue. that is where we get to the truth aspect of all this, the obama campaign trying to recover from the bad debate performance on wed
for programs. will testify before the house government oversight committee on wednesday. the classified and unclassified physical security standards were designed to give an ambassador and his security team an hour to burn classified documents and call in a military evacuation. >> seems to be a coordinated effort between the white house and the state department from secretary clinton to president obama's white house. there was a very conscious decision made, i believe, my personal opinion, is that they wanted the appearance of quote, unquote normalization there in libya and building up of an infrastructure, putting up barbed-wire on our facility would lead to the wrong impression, something that the administration didn't want to have moving forward. >> reporter: congressman chaffetz who has just returned from libya says there was no discussion when he was there on the ground of the video or that clip from youtube and how it had any role in that attack. jenna. jenna: a lot to listen for when we have tomorrow's hearing. what are we expecting? >> reporter: well, we will be hearing from the
agenda which could cut taxes and rely fully on a smaller government and individual responsibility and entrepreneurial spirit and the romney campaign is attacking ever harder. here's a sample from last night. >> it has been calculated his tax plan raising taxes will cost 700,000 jobs. i will not raise taxes on small business and not raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: he will spend a little more time in florida and campaign here tomorrow and he has been doing a bit of debate prep with robhe senator from ohio and his debate sparring... playing the role of mr. obama and, monday, big foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute in virginia, and criticizing the president on foreign policy with specific criticisms of the way in which the administration handled the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, meant to signal romney will continue to attack the president on the economy, and jobs, but, also on foreign policy and all of the issues, of being commander-in-chief. in the 2012 campaign. >> arthel: thank you very much, a big crowd waiting for mitt r
on to fox news .com. >> the u.s. government has been aggressively looking into precisely what happened since september 11th when the attack occurred on benghazi or the consulate in benghazi so we have not been sitting around waiting for information to come to us. we have been actively chasing leads in various ways. >> i believe obviously what happened there was a tragic failure. there had been warnings of a possible attack. there were requests on the part of our commission there of our diplomats there tree have additional security forces. they were turned down. and then following the tragedy, we saw, well, misleading information coming from the administration and in fact the president didn't acknowledge that this was a terrorist act for, what, a week or two? i mean this was a terrorist attack. lives were lost. this happened on 9/11. candor andan dorland and transparently from the president and the administration and we didn't get it. >> geraldo: with congress in recess, the first debate focused on the economy, the question of whether the obama administration intentionally misled the american
can go out to las vegas the day after this tragedy -- or people were murdered because our government didn't protect them in libya, if he can spend all that time on the golf course, if he can get his national security briefings, you know, off and on, you know, usually in written form, you know, when you can't have any good give-and-take with the intelligence officer, if you can do all of that and get away with it, why not? all they've got is -- all they've got is the power of the incumbency and the money. they're doubling down on all of it. now they've got a new tactic, after calling romney a liar for four months, they've got a new tactic. call him a really, really bad liar. it takes a lot of money to put out those false ads. that's the name of the game. they're getting away with it. but, you know, fortunately in a democracy the media doesn't have the final word. >> greta: we'll show a videotape later on with david axelrod where he may have gotten caught with calling him a liar. he may be squirming a little. >> if that was romney, i'd look across the table, all your people are calling
want as much money as we can get and we'll doll -- dole it out as we see fit there are some government programs that work but most don't. education for example can't be improved from washington. it has to be done from your hometown. you guys have to do it by forcing local school administrators to impose discipline and actually teach the children subjects that matter. when americans vote in november, they will be voting for one of two things. the free marketplace, capitalistic approach espoused by mitt romney or the social justice spread the money around approach championed by the president. america is a changing country, that's why n bad economy president obama is hanging tough. and that's the memo. now for the tore story tonight. preparing for the big debate. president obama training in nevada. you may have heard my opponent and i are going to have a debate i'm looking forward to it? >> we are too. >> the media is speculating who is going to have the best zingers, governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay mitt romney already in denver prepping for wednesday's big event. with us
to be what he did last night. this is trickle down government. the reason everything has gone wrong, the debt is high. the economy is struggling. unemployment is high is because is he a trickle down government guy. that's where he scored all his points. if he keeps it up with a barrage of that from here to election day, he wins. >> bill: all right. charles krauthammer, everyone. next on the run down, bob beckel one of the president's biggs supporters tell us how he saw it last night. later, megyn kelly and laura ingraham. kelly has some behind the scenes stuff. she is out in denver. is laura gloating today? we're coming right back. welcome aboard! [ chuckles ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now you'll know when to stop. honk! ] the all-new nissan altima with easy fill tire alert. [ honk! ] it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ >> bill: impact segment tonight, as you saw in the talking points memo, some democrats are saying barack obama actually won the debate last night. not too many. it was clear to any honest observer th
the government. they will just have more annoying drives. >> they should fend for themselves. >> i actually like them. >> i love old pbs. >> judy collins. >> mr. rogers, i loved mr. rogers. >> can you see him putting on his sneakers? >> that's why i feel i am special. it is all evidence to the contrary. easy still say i am special because it is not the things you wear, tom shaw lieu -- shlou. it is you. >>> i want to show this new rth c ad called "the smurf." >> you said you cut the deficit in half and we still have a trillion dollar deficit. my view is we need to provide a tax relief to the people in the middle class. the people having a hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they have been crushed. middle income americans have seen their income come gasoline prices have dibbled under the president, electric rates are up, food prices are up. health care costs have gone up 2500 a family. if you are re-elected we will get to a trillion dollar debt. you have said before you cut the deficit in half. in order to brin
to decide whether or not the government is neg gant. >> reckless. >> i disagree with you on it. >> no, i'm talking a legal standard, you said negligence, and reckless and-- >> and people make decisions and what the news was today. it says that contingency plans for the diplomates and the security team were not followed. why was it why were the people on the ground deciding-- >> sound like a state department problems. >> because the state department are boys and girl scouts trying to fight terrorists and don't do-- and undermanned. >> if it goes off the fiscal cliff, 130 million pulled from funding security in our embassies. >> haven't they realized that this is absolutely outrageous and cost more lives, greg? >> i don't think they have. >> are they forgetting 9/11? >> we'll leave it there. >> she's fired up. we're getting to the next big debate, it's not joe biden and paul ryan? >> you've stepped over the line. >> it looks like the trash talking has already started. >> a spoil alert. hold your ears, and stewart sounds a farm animal. ♪ [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from
more government workers and raising taxes and those things don't create jobs, they cost jobs. >> meantime on the campaign trail in ohio, president obama had the fire that was absent in the debate and saying that mitt romney was not telling the truth at the debate and trying to wiggle out of his opposition. >> and day two-- well, maybe it was extreme makeover. debate edition. but no matter what he sees, my opponent, he's a big believer in the economics. >> and president obama in his campaign hits big news saying the month of september they raised 181 million dollars. the romney campaign countering a few minutes ago in less than 48 hours after that debate performance, they raised 12 million dollars. and this could be a fight right to the finish, kelly, no question about that. >> john, i think you're right about that, but one thing is clear, mitt romney is certainly energized by wednesday night's debate. would you say? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. the real key though and the challenge for governor romney, kelly sto keep that momentum up. he's got to do the campaign appearances
. the first strikes began on wednesday when suspected syrian government started shelling and the shells killed five turkish citizens. >>> american antiwar activists are joining thousands protests against u.s. drone strikes and the motorcade traveling to the region is a frequent target. the protesters making the journey despite reported threats of attacks from the pakistan. >> taliban. the u.s. maintains the drone strikes are aimed at militants. pakistan complains that they kil civilians. >> the future of venezuela being determined as we speak. hugo chavez, a critic of the u.s., his opponent is mounting the most serious challenge ever to chavez's 14-year rule. >>> steve has the latest live from miami. is it finally good-bye chavez? >> it's really tough to call but this is, as you said, the most serious challenge to hugo chavez. he's been in power 13 years. he wants six more but there's a lot of negatives this time for chavez. for one, venezuela has the highest inflation rate in the region, more than 20%. one of the highest murder rates in the world and there are basic shortages of food and elec
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launch things as a government anymore but this is a private thing, and it was right here. watch this. >> three, two, one. lit -- lift off. >>shepard: lift off. spacex is carrying supplies to the international space station, the first official commercial flight to the international space station, part of a $1.6 billion contract with nasa. with the shuts retire, spacex aims to fill the void. they are not the only ones. they want to carry the astronauts back-and-forth transportation into space. now the astronauts rely on the russians to get us to and from the space station. this is important for those who do not follow trace, this is important because why, trace? >>trace: it goes round trip. that is important because you have the friend and the japanese and the russian cargo capsules. they only go one way because they burn on re-entry. this capsule will take 880 pounds of supplies up to the international space station. we are talking about food and scientific experiments, brag new equipment. then it is able to bring back some 1,600 pounds of different supplies and garbage and, most impo
. this is a president who ran as a liberal, governed as a liberal, done more to expand the government in try-and-a-half years than any other democratic president since lyndon johnson, maybe since fdr. after the midterm he was repudiated and runs as liberal, proud liberal. convention advertised him as liberal. romney campaign has a huge opening in a country 2 to 1, self-identified conservatives and liberals to say you know what? obama is in fact an activist liberal. >> bret: quickly, charles, polls are flashes in time. you get a call, what do you identify now? not are you a republican or democrat. which party do you identify with at this moment? >> look, everybody understands it's not a predictor of election day but it tells you if you compare today with yesterday and the week before, the week before, what you see there is obama was ahead before the convention. now tied. so you see actual -- it isn't only static. it shows the movement for you compare "a" and "b" and "c." movement is for romney. keeps it up, he will win. >> bret: next up, romney foreign policy speech and new revelations about
security and defense department security assets in september october 2012 the government of libya was overwhelmed and can not guarantee our protection." a senior republican with the house of representatives government oversight hearing says there is a pattern where help was requested and consistently denied by washington, dc. >> it seems to be a coordinated effort between the white house and the state department from secretary of state, hillary clinton, and the obama white house, a decision made, i believe, my personal opinion, is they wanted the appearance of "normalization," in libya. >>reporter: the congressman has returned from libya and it is worth noting on the trip he said there is absolutely no mention of this amateurish youtube video clip that the administration initially blamed for the attack in benghazi. >>shepard: thank you, catherine, from washington, dc. now, the pain at pump and the price of gas in record is at a record high for the 4th straight day. some good news, though, aaa reports the cost of a gallon crept up by less than a cent so it is almost unchanged. stil
are people are approaches the 50 percent are receiving government payment. and so, does that mean that that is the new normal in this country as well? >> steve: the president does have one giantic achilles heel according to charles. he doesn't like to be called on things. >> his one weak point is that he is thin skinned. you occasionally will see it in the press conference. if mitt romney can get upper his skin. that happened in one or two of the clinton debates and it could puncture that aura that obama has. one thing will help romney . being on the tage. just being on the same stage as the presidentinantly raises your stat u. what will the questions about tomorrow night. will it be fair or balanced in it will be domestic policy . we are entered in knowing what your question should be. what do you want to know. e-mail and twitter us was we'll read them later on. >> brian: in the mean time there is a request for military rotes and the ending of one war and the ongoing war on terror and ending of another war . you would think that the military is anxious to weigh in. that is not th
,000 jobs were created last month, and megyn, only 10,000 of those jobs were government. megyn: we have been showing the chart of job creation over the past year or so. back in january, you can see it. look where we were back in january and february. then it falls way down. 45,000 jobs in the month of june. now that 114,000. not great to most economists, but not so great. how do we get to the point where we are at these not so great numbers, but the unemployment rate falls from 8.1% write-down in to 7.8%. :lou: let me smooth out the charge. we have a little below average what we did in 2012. there has been a decline and not an improvement according to the labor department. the survey employers, both government and business, to come up with that number. they have another survey, which is called a household survey. 50,000 folks are called and ask if they have a job or not. megyn: arctic cold calling them? >> they are cold calling them, randomly calling them. the establishment survey, that is almost 150,000. a much more sophisticated and scientific and less volatile survey. megyn: is this 7.8%
rate dropped to the lowest since president obama took office. the government said 114,000 jobs answered. in a us whohold survey, 873,000 more americans reported having jobs. senator ayotte, isn't the economy getting better? >> i think what is disappointing about the report is that the downtick we saw in unemployment is because of part-time work for economic reasons so people who want full-time jobs taking lower pay. you can't support a family on part-time work. and, of course, we still have the sad fact we have the leaflet labor participation rate since 1981. if the number of people working or participating in the workforce were the same as when the president game into office the unemployment rate would really be 11%. i don't think there is cause to deliberate here. if you told the -- to celebrate here. if you told the american people it would be 7% i don't think anybody would be satisfied or happy with w. that. >> we want to return to full employment but what we have seen now is 31 months in a row consecutive months in a row of private sector job gains. so, it is far better to be gaini
the first one work out? he wants to hire more government workers? he wants to pick with winners and losers solyndra, losers in his case. we know where that leads. we have seen the last four years. we don't want four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: the debate at the university on long island is going to include foreign policy. to that end the governor is rolling out the foreign policy ball. he has a big speech on foreign policy at virginia military institute in lexington. >> gregg: tell us how big the first debate is playing out in the campaign ads. >> reporter: both sides are trying to portray the other as the bigger fiber. he has new ad from both campaigns and both are saying the other is untruthful from taxes to anything under the sun. take a look. >> i don't have five trillion dollar tax cut. if you just implemented it would cut five trillion dollars. >> i will not produce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> is that actually true? >> the latest, not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. the ap says doesn't add up. abc news, mostly fiction. >> it won't
with government leaders to find a more thoughtful solution. if lawmakers fail to reach a deal the administration automatic spending cuts would go into effect in january 2013. >>> kelly, thank you. >> what do the employees think of all of this? >> on to the presidential race time to look who is talking president obama and governor mitt romney set to face off for the first time tomorrow at the presidential debate in denver. >> charles krauthammer talking about mitt romney's strategy on special report last night. what can romney do to come out on top? here is his take. >> romney did well in his debates. he got better he has done a lot of them. people are saying obama hasn't debated for a long time. he came out of nowhere beat the clinton machine. i think he is going to be strong. i think his one weak point is that he is thin skinned. if romney can manage to get under his skin in some way i think that actually happened in 08 one or two of the clinton debates. i think it could sort of puncture that aura as that obama had. i don't think there is any way you could be decisive. one thing that will help
surrounded by and he's surrounded himself by in his life personally and in government and in the professional world, but i think he needs to be more specific. he doesn't need to be scared to come out and explain why something like the lily ledbetter act is a bad policy for women. i think he needs to say, look, the wage gap is a myth, let me tell you why, and let me tell you how valuable women are to the work force. if he does that, i think women will at the very least feel as though he's talking to them. jenna: that's very interesting. as a mom, do you think that the republican party in the years to come will be a party that you can see your daughters being spoken to directly, or is this an issue that's evolving, something that it's going to have to confront over the next several years, not just in the next election? >> it's going to be a long time coming. i think they really need to begin to tie those core issues, things like energy prices and how that connects to the cost of milk to women. i think they need to remember that women are soaring to the top of every educational and professional
and his principles. i thought the answer on the government, re-- referring back to the constitution, veryesquive. obama seemed nervous, ill at ease and off his game and because of the fact that romney was always looking at obama when obama was talking to him, much better than when obama was talking and looking down, like he was being lectured. i think we have to talk about the debate and the debate rules and the moderator. you know, the idea -- they were very excited, the debate commissioned about the 15-minute pods to allow more exchange. but it allowed more, longer speeches and talking points. jim lehrer, a man for whom i have tremendous esteem, seemed to lose control of the debate, occasionally. he seemed to throw something out there to keep the conversation going, sometimes it seemed to be helping obama, like saying, you are for a balanced approach of tax cuts and spending -- tax increases and spending cuts, and that really seemed to lose some control. as far as the issues were concerned, there were a couple of -- i can't say whoppers, but there were a couple of points. one was
departments also libya's government. the fbi's visit was held up for weeks because of security concerns. >>> american airlines cancelling dozens more flights because it's grounding nearly 50 planes for the second time this week to make repairs to some of the seats. you may remember after it didn't work the first time around american says a locking mechanism needs to be enhanced to make sure no more seats pop lose. there were three incidents where that happened early this week. >>> few hours from now new jobs numbers will be released for the month of september. it is 32 day brothers the president will face voerts at the polls and if the experts are right about the numbers they won't do him any favors. the unemployment rate is expect to do inch up above the 8.1 percent this spelling more bad news for the president who was hammered over the declining economy. >> now to extreme weather. fall may have just arrived but old man winter already hitting the midwest. check out this brand new video snow falling over minnesota and north dakota. some areas may see a foot by the end of today. the wet
of course bill it will still be illegal according to the federal government even if it's legal in a couple of these dates. bill: thank you. dan springer is on that story in the state of washington, seattle. patti ann: governor romney's speech on foreign policy is under an hour away. it comes on the heels of a big week for the g.o.p. what do they hope to accomplish? eric fernstrom joins us next on that responding to the growing claims that governor romney lied in his first debate. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. "what do you want from a medicare plan?" i just want a company that helps me get the most out of my healthcare. i want it to be simple. one plan. one card to carry. i want lower copays... and i want my drugs covered. [ male announcer ] say "hello" to more of what you want with un
. government helped you along the way. the next thing that comes out -- >> bob: let me tell you what the strategy here. not about downplaying his own expectations. you talk about the zingert story they're pushing hard is romney and his people are working for month on one-line zinger to go after the president and something like hope and change. i can tell you, those kind of lines haven't been the one created, where's the beef, and -- i >> bobi >> dana: i thought wendy's did that. >> bob: they did but i stole it. if you get someone to deliver it, i'm not sure romney could driver it. if they try that strategy hit it out of the ballpark. >> greg: the zingers is the cake. i love those. >> andrea: he doesn't want to approach podium. remember rick lazio did that. >> bob: two do you think is going to be seen as winner of the debate? >> dana: wait and see. andrea will be in denver. >> bob: that was superfluou superfluous. >> dana: in the morning, republicans say romney did well and democrats say obama did well. >> bob: exception of the kennedy-nixon debate in 1960, a little of the nixon-reaga
of speech until you offend someone? that's the message our government has been putting out the last couple weeks. >> definitely. i am surprised that the storm troopers didn't come in and seize the wall. >> storm p truers, really -- storm troopers, really? you are going to compare them to the empire? >> it is true. they are evil. >> doesn't seem right. i don't like my last one. i didn't like any of mine tonight. >> are you down today? >> not feeling it. >> monday is a hard show. >> it is a hard show. >> it is a hard show to do. >> it was this. >> well when you are -- you shouldn't read something so great before you do your modest little half time because it will just make it seem incon sequential. >> i just feel like a lot of this stuff was about me. >> there is actually. you are in there. i have a chapter in the chris brown affair in there. >> really? >> yes. i had to burn up some pages. >> you had an affair with chris brown? >> we don't need to talk about that. it didn't end wall. >> it was a torrid a
. this is part of making sure middle class families are secure in this country. >> the federal government taking over health care and whisking aside the 10th amendment is not the course for america to have a stronger economy. >> right now, you can take a deduction for moving a plan overseas. i think most americans would say that doesn't make sense and that raises revenue. >> i've been in business ta years. i have no idea what you're talking about. i maybe need to get a new accountant but the idea you get a break for shipping jobs overseas is not the case. mr. president you're entitled to your own house and airplane but not your own facts. >> 1 months you've been running on this tax plan. now, you're saying big bold idea is never mind. the fact is that if you're lowering the rates the way you describe, governor, then... it is not possible to come up with enough deductions only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising deficit or burdening the middle class. does anyone out there think that the big problem we had is that there is too much oversight and regulation of wall street? becaus
at this hour, the u.s. embass neislamabad, pakistan, warning americans to stay away from government buildings and several major hotels, citing a general threat, an alert issued by the pakistani security officials n. venezuela, voters are going to the polls right now. at stake, social president's hugo chavez' 14-year control of power in that country. later on today in cape canaveral, 34 da, the first privately contracted supply mission to the international space station is scheduled to left off later on tonight. >> background, we found it on principle that all men are created equal. and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. >> jamie: well, that was president john f. kennedy, delivering his historic address in 1964. it was a speech that changed the national debate on civil rights. well, here we are with an election 30 days away. and the debates are in spule swing. a new book, presidential courage, three speeches that changed america, takes a look at the moments that have truly inspire period our nation. warren kozak is the author and he is here l
, use our influence, including clear conditions on our aid to urge the new government to represent all egyptians, to build democratic institutions and to maintain the peace treaty with israel. >> the national security analysts k.t. mcfarland. i have been waiting over 20 years for this speech. he was channeling ronald reagan. he was making a speech that talked about not just with pretty words but with policies, where he understands america can use the economic power to influence events and help shape world events, use our economic power in the sense of phone aid, if we get it, we want something back. but he talked about american military, he talked about, for example, putting aircraft carrier groups and men in the gulf, using economic warfare against iran using sanctions, tightening the sanctions and he realizes like reagan, that the notion of peace through strength is not just a throw away line but have a strong military so you never have to use it because no one picks a fight with you. >>eric: let me give you another soundbite talking about cutting off aid to egypt if we need to. that
influence, including clear condition on our aid to urge the new government to represent all, maintain peace treaty with israel. we must persuade our friends an allies to place similar stipulation on their aid. >> dana: overall, good timing. effective timing. if he had given the speech two weeks ago, it would have been lost in the benghazi fall-out. looking at that. it would have been the wrong time. two weeks for foreign policy debate, that eric will go for us. he had the venue. military virginia. that was good. tone was good. to your question about what he said there, i think that president obama is vulnerable on foreign policy. if you read the speech and you care about foreign policy, you could go down each area of the world and say it would make more sense. in particular, he said i would set clear conditions. people are willing to give foreign aid. one thing they require is there be clear conditions for what standards you have to meet to get the benefit of the u.s. taxpayers helping you out. >> kimberly: do you think he hit the right tone overall? some said it was reaganesque. >> greg: i
, not unlike greece, spain, europe in general. it seems when people are given the choice of, well, government programs or cutting, they hang on to what they know, or what they have. but ultimately it's leading to a very dangerous path, i think, financially. >> well, i think that california has had a history of always spending more money it takes in. i think ronald reagan went through that big challenge, as you remember, when he became governor, he had to raise taxes, how to figure out how to make the severe cuts that he did. 10 years later, another republican governor had to raise taxes, went through the same problem. 10 years after that, pete wilson became governor, another republican, he had to raise taxes. 10 years later, i had to raise taxes. i hated it. arnold, how can you do that? you promised the people you wouldn't raise taxes. all of a sudden you are there with a $40 billion deficit because the economy took a dive and we had less revenues coming in. >> sean: even the car tax. >> exactly. it's a real clem and real dileml challenge. i was adamant about solving the financial problem of
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